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Building Resilience to Natural Disasters and Major Economic Crisis
  • Building Resilience to Natural Disasters and Major Economic Crisis
  • United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP). April 2013
  • This report provides a comprehensive response to addressing multiple shocks in Asia and the Pacific. It shows how people, organizations, institutions and policymakers can work together to weave resilience into economic, social and environmental policies. Chapter 4 focuses on the land, water, energy nexus and addresses the issue of water scarcity among others.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Economic impact, Energy, Floods, Infrastructure, Resilience, Vulnerability, Water scarcity

Looking Beyond the Horizon : How Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Responses Will Reshape Agriculture in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • Looking Beyond the Horizon : How Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Responses Will Reshape Agriculture in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
  • World Bank. March 2013
  • This publication presents a synthesis of the multi-country collaborative program of analytical and advisory activities titled Reducing Vulnerability to Climate Change in European and Central Asian Agricultural Systems. The program has been a collaborative effort between the World Bank and the governments of Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, and Uzbekistan. The goal of this book is to bring together the lessons learned and recommendations from the country-specific work, and provide guidance on the approach and methodology for others ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Europe
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Climate change, Irrigation, Vulnerability

WaterWealth? Investing in Basin Management in Asia and the Pacific
  • WaterWealth? Investing in Basin Management in Asia and the Pacific
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB), International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). March 2013
  • This publication highlights how people work together in Asia and the Pacific to secure water for all through innovative approaches in basins. Drawing on a cross-section of 43 case studies prepared specially for this publication, WaterWealth explains the challenges to improving water governance and management across Asia and the Pacific region. It illustrates many examples of new approaches and practices already being applied by basin managers to secure water for all.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Oceania, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Groundwater, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Legal aspects, River Basin Management, Rivers, Water governance, Water management, Water security, Watersheds, Wetlands

Strong, Safe, and Resilient: A Strategic Policy Guide for Disaster Risk Management in East Asia and the Pacific
  • Strong, Safe, and Resilient: A Strategic Policy Guide for Disaster Risk Management in East Asia and the Pacific
  • World Bank. March 2013
  • This publication provides a brief overview of the key issues, strategic goals, and recommendations for disaster risk management (DRM) in East Asia and the Pacific. Chapter one gives an overview of the key trends related to disaster impacts in the region. Chapter two focuses on cross-sectoral issues of institutional arrangements for DRM and outreach to communities. Chapter's three to seven follow the core areas of DRM: risk identification, risk reduction, emergency preparedness, financial protection, and sustainable recovery and reconstruction. The appendixes ...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Drought, Economic impact, Emergency situations, Floods, Resilience, Risk management

Increasing Resilience to Climate Change in the Agricultural Sector in the Middle East: The Cases of Jordan and Lebanon
  • Increasing Resilience to Climate Change in the Agricultural Sector in the Middle East: The Cases of Jordan and Lebanon
  • World Bank. March 2013
  • The objectives of this study are threefold: (1) to improve the understanding of climate change projections and impacts on rural communities and livelihoods in selected regions of Jordan and Lebanon, specifically the Jordan River Valley and Lebanon's Bekaa Valley; (2) to engage local communities, farmers, local experts, and local and national government representatives in a participatory fashion in helping craft agricultural adaptation options to climate change; and (3) to develop local and regional climate change action plans that formulate recommendations fo...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Adaptation, Agriculture, Climate change, Livelihoods, Participation, Resilience, Rural areas, Vulnerability

Global Sanitation Fund. Progress Report 2012
  • Global Sanitation Fund. Progress Report 2012
  • Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC). March 2013
  • This report provides the latest information on the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF), established by WSSCC in 2008 to inject nances into countries with high needs for sanitation. Currently operational in ten countries in Asia and Africa, GSF supports national programmes developed through a consultative process among representatives from governments, local nongovernmental organizations and their associations, private companies, and international development partners. All programmes supported by GSF address the problem of inadequate sanitation and hygiene by focusin...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Africa, Asia
  • Main themes: Financing, Sanitation

Cost Recoverable Tariffs to Increase Access to Basic Services among Poor Households
  • Cost Recoverable Tariffs to Increase Access to Basic Services among Poor Households
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). March 2013
  • This paper presents a methodological approach to identifying tariff structures that ensure cost recovery for the provider while increasing take-up of basic services among the poor. It entails modelling the demand function for the entire market of potential users of the service using survival curve estimation techniques and knowing the costs faced by the provider. This allows for the identification of differential pricing schemes where less disadvantaged groups are charged higher prices in order to effectively cross-subsidize the lower prices charged to the po...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Global
  • Main themes: Cost recovery, Poverty, Sanitation, Tariffs, Water services

Armenia: Fostering the Long-Term Financial Viability and Sustainability of the Armenian Water and Sewerage Company
  • Armenia: Fostering the Long-Term Financial Viability and Sustainability of the Armenian Water and Sewerage Company
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). March 2013
  • This paper outlines ADB"s interventions to improve water supply and sanitation services in Armenia. It also highlights the rationale behind the structure of a new tariff regime, which is aimed at fostering the long-term financial sustainability of the Armenian Water and Sewerage Company (AWSC), and summarizes main lessons learned.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Financing, Nonrevenue water, Sanitation, Tariffs, Water supply

Syria's Children: A lost generation? Crisis report March 2011-March 2013
  • Syria's Children: A lost generation? Crisis report March 2011-March 2013
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF). March 2013
  • Two years into the conflict in Syria, children are paying the heaviest price. The affected population estimates made in late 2012 speak for themselves: of the 4 million affected people inside Syria, almost 2 million are children, and of the 2 million displaced, 800,000 are children. Basic infrastructure and public services are being systematically destroyed. Water availability is a third of what it was before the crisis. Children and women in shelters are more exposed to unsanitary conditions, including unsafe drinking water and a lack of water for personal h...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Children, Conflicts, Refugees, Vulnerability, Vulnerable groups

Asian Water Development Outlook 2013. Measuring Water Security in Asia and the Pacific
  • Asian Water Development Outlook 2013. Measuring Water Security in Asia and the Pacific
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB). March 2013
  • This second edition of the Asian Water Development Outlook (AWDO) provides a quantitative and comprehensive view of water security in the countries of Asia and the Pacific. By focusing on critical water issues, AWDO 2013 provides finance and planning leaders with recommendations on policy actions to improve water governance and guidance on investments to increase their country's water security. AWDO 2013 is presented in three parts. - Part I introduces the five key dimensions of water security and presents the combination of indicators for assessment of nati...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia, Pacific Islands
  • Main themes: Disaster prevention, Disasters, Drought, Environment, Floods, Hygiene, Resilience, Risk management, Sanitation, Urban areas, Urbanization, Water governance, Water policy, Water quality, Water security, Water supply

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